Sep 29, 2012 10:00am PDT
governor's story a fight for jobs and america's economic future." trying to do for education, encourage investment at the state level. launching competition to fill a critical national need like infrastructure projects. the most private partnerships including funding. governor, welcome to the show, thank you for being with us. >> thanks for having me on, ali. >> the plan sounds great, let's talk details. how do you ensure that we undertake projects using private and public money that do create jobs and fix problems, as opposed to the accusation that we get from a lot of conservatives that say these things are just pork. >> well, first of all, in states, it's happening all the time anyway. every state almost has an economic development agency that has identified that state's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. a swat analysis, if you will. they decided to focus on areas of states within that economic borders. to put that kind of effort on steroids knowing that our economic competitors are not state to state, but, of course, state to country. what are other countries doing?
Oct 6, 2012 10:00am PDT
skilled immigrants many of them educated in the best american colleges and universities back home to their countries of origin so they can create jobs there competing against the u.s. by the way in the global economy. it's called the reverse brain drain. joining me is a director of research at duke university and a fellow at stamford law school and the author of "the immigrant exodus, why america is losing the global race to capture entrepreneurial talent." from 1995 to 2005 immigrants founded more than a quarter of all tech and engineering startups in united states and more than 52% of those in silicon valley. you just updated the numbers and immigrant entrepreneurship has declined. talk to me about this. why it is happening and how do we fix it >> very simple. there are million skilled immigrants waiting for permanent resident via sass. many want to start companies and employ americans. we won't give them via sass. they are getting frustrated and fed up and trotting home. the jobs that would be boosting american competitiveness are boosting our competition. >> it's weird. it's a po
Sep 30, 2012 3:00pm EDT
." governor grandholm wants to do for jobs what she's trying to do for education. her plate launches a competition to fill a critical national need. it would help the public-private partnerships. the fund would come from money america currently spends on economic development. thanks for joining us. >> you bet. thanks for having me on, ali. >> how do you ensure that we undertake projects using private and public money that do create jobs and fix problems as opposed to the accusation that we get from a lot of conservatives that say, these things are just pork. >> first of all, in states it's happening all the time, anyway. every state almost has an economic development agency that has identified that state's strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. a swat analysis, if you will, and they decided to focus on areas of strength inside the state's geographic borders. what i'm suggesting is to put that kind of effort on steroids, n knowing our economic allies, they aren't being that aggressive. how do you make sure it's effective? you want to make sure the government's dollar is the last dolla